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nothing more exciting than slipping behind the wheel of a driver's seat of a new car. even a new used car. >> traditionally the process of buying that car has been anything but exciting. abc's paula faris now with the tips on buying a used car without getting taken for a ride. >> reporter: maria and cedric in atlanta have a full house. four young kids going in four different directions. and only one car to get them there. >> buckle up. >> 150,000 miles. >> we drive everywhere. >> reporter: they are in the market for a safe used car but don't want to get taken for a spin. >> buying a car was one of the most stressful experiences ever. i've been putting it off for a long time because i just hate the idea of it. >> reporter: expert trisha whitlock says consumers can put the brakes on the stress. tip one, find out what others are paying for the exact same car new or used, using apps like
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truecar. and use it to negotiate. >> this is something i can actually show to the salesman and say the guy across the street has it for this much? >> yes, another negotiation. leverage. >> tip two, know when to buy. saturday, the worst day of the week. and end of the month is best. >> the end of the month when the sales guys will be hitting their quotas. >> tip three, consider a revolutionary approach. avoid the middleman and save thousands. buying at an online dealership like carvana. because they've done a thorough inspection even down to those dings, there are no surprises. >> no stress. no pressure. this is nice. >> if the smiths use these tips they could potentially save thousands and get back in the fast lane of family life. paula faris, abc news, atlanta. >> wow. but do you know that estate sales are a really good way to buy a car because a lot of times they are older people who may
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have sort of used these cars in their sunset years, not really driven a lot. daily commute s to work. >> the problem with that is often times there isn't a consume procedure techs. may not be a warranty with the vehicle so that can be something to keep an eye out for. when you are buying a used car, do your research. do a carfax report to find out if it's been in any accident. check it on blue book or ed munds to see what a fair price would be out there. when we come back, the latest controversy swirling around beyonce. did she photoshop a thigh gap into her latest picture? >> then we'll explain what thigh gap is if you don't know what it is. and we're finding out about french actor gerard depardieu that surprised us all this morning. that's straight ahead in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny." topping the headlines, yet another alleged photoshop scandal. >> we want to say alleged because we don't know for sure. this is beyonce. take a very close look. celebrating her 33rd birthday an a private yacht. some are accusing her of digitally enhancing that thigh
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gap. thigh gap is that space between your thighs. you can see there's a star that's been a little crooked. >> what? i'm not so sure i see it. comments are heating up on the twitterverse. one angry fan asking, why promote yourself in your videos if you are clearly lying about yourself. >> i don't want to believe a word of it. >> i can't believe it. >> details about george clooney's upcoming wedding in venice. >> the happy couple is sticking to some old-fashioned traditions. the parents of his fiance are paying for most of the wedding. >> really? >> tmz reporting that george is having 50 cases of his own brand of tequila thrown in to italy from los angeles. the expected lavish affair will take place a week from saturday. >> is it really going to take place a week from saturday? >> i imagine it's going to happen this saturday and then everyone is going to like -- pictures are going to come out and everyone will get their thigh gaps photoshopped into
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those pictures. >> i'm so glad you could possibly be our new thigh gap correspondent. so glad the tequila is being flown in. >> it's going to be the wedding we thought would never happen but it's going to be the i dos heard around the world. speaking of actors, we're also finding out about a secret from french actor gerard depardieu. >> depardieu. the 65-year-old telling a british film magazine he downs up to 14 bottles of wine a day. >> what? >> yeah, he says he starts tipping back the drinks as early as 10:00 a.m. wow. >> he can't drink like a normal person, depardieu says no matter how much he drinks, he's always able to hold it together. >> really? after 14 bottles? are you serious? i don't know anyone that can hold that together. >> sounds like a challenge to me. >> try anchoring a newscast
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after that. >> he was banned from a flight for urinating in the aisle. >> yeah, clearly able to hold it all together. barely able to hold it together math teacher from silver spring, maryland, joining an exclusive club. >> the third contestant ever to win the $1 million grand prize on wheel of fortune. last night's hotly contested game, she solved the winning puzzle "loud laughter." the episode taped earlier this year to kick off teachers week. the premiere of the show's 32nd season. >> i love that it was a teacher. look at her with her kids. i think that's incredible. >> that is amazing. >> you know because she's a teacher, she's going to be very generous, very smart with that money. she's not going to go out and get like photoshopped thigh gaps or anything like that. >> no way. >> it brings back painful memories of when i tried to play wheel of fortune board game and
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i couldn't get happy birthday.
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cheeseburger, cheeseburger, two pepsi, one cheese. >> two pepsi. >> cheeseburger, cheeseburger. >> cheeseburger, cheeseburger. >> mm, cheeseburger. >> 36 years since that iconic snl skit featuring john belushi. it holds true today. who doesn't love a nice juicy cheeseburger. >> except vegetarians, of course. it's national cheeseburger day. this is a vegetarian cheeseburger. >> commercials like these. the big mac from mcdonald's and, of course -- ♪ special sauce, lettuce cheese ♪
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♪ all beef patty special sauce ♪ >> they like to get their favorite burgers. the response surprised us. not a lot of responses for the traditional big three like mcdonald's, burger king and wendy's but what a burger, in and out and some preferring to cook them at home. good idea. >> i'm surprised by that. the n and out burger always gets so much attention. and everyone in california is going to hate me for saying this. it's okay. it's not the best burger in the world. >> why do you feel that way? >> i think there's a lot of other options. you come to new york. shake shack. wait in line for an hour and a half. getting a thumbs up. >> shake shack. >> what we don't have here is white castle. have you ever had white castle? >> no, but i did see the movie. >> there's a movie? >> yes. >> is it about the fast food joint? >> yes. >> harold and kumar.
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thank you. >> the sliders at 3:00 in the morning, when you're -- have been out for a couple of hours are fantastic. >> i just noticed a big fish burger. that doesn't qualify as a cheeseburger. >> a lot of options here. the whopper, the bk. >> yum. >> what's interesting, we as americans eat 50 billion burgers a year. >> that's incredible. >> that's three burgers a week for every man, woman and child. >> i'm going to eat mine. >> or it could be veggie burgers. the world's largest burger a few years ago in minnesota, 2,014 pounds. >> the most expensive cheeseburger served out of a food truck enshrined in a gold leaf and was wrapped in three $100 bills. >> nice. >> happy birthday.
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm dan kloeffler. gripping new details about the suspect wanted for ambushing two pennsylvania state troopers. how he changed his appearance and a funeral today for the officer killed as schools in the poke nose poconos remain closed. the hits justi s just keep coming. jonathan dwyer is the fourth player sidelined by allegations of abuse. he was arrested on assault charges involving a woman and their 18-month-old child. the southwest is bracing for a new round of heavy rain and dangerous flooding. the leftovers from odile have been drenching the region. there's more on the way. the storm front stretches to missouri. a math teacher from silver springs, maryland, has become
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only the third person to win the $1 million grand prize on wheel of fortune. kicking off the show's 32nd season and its annual teacher's week. those are some of the top stories on this thursday, september 18th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning to you. thursday morning. i feel like angelina jolie. this is like a secret that nobody knows about. >> that's a very fancy little handle there. >> it's supposed to fit around your thigh but whose thigh is this big. >> there's no elastic in that? >> no. >> thank you, mcguyver. >> i'm dan kloeffler. >> we're going to begin with a pretty serious story. the suspect in that deadly ambush on two pennsylvania state troopers elosing police for six days. >> this trooper killed in the attack corporal brian dickson will be laid to arrest today. fellow officers came out in
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droves for a viewing last night as police released unnerving new information about the alleged shooter. more now from abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: this small pennsylvania community on edge. nearly 10,000 kids kept home from school. classes canceled. families shuttered inside. police revealing chilling new details about the 31-year-old man they say killed a state trooper and is on a mission to kill again. >> frein is engaged in a personal battle with law enforcement. >> reporter: eric frein belonged to a military simulation group that re-enacted battles among eastern european armies. they released pictures showing him in military uniform toting a large rifle. their warning, frein may now believe he's a soldier in combat. >> in his current frame of mind, frein appears to have assumed that role in real life. >> reporter: he recently altered his appearance, shaving the sides of his head. >> they believe this chain was made as part of the mental preparation to commit this cowardly act. >> reporter: frein's father says
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his son is a skilled shooter who, quote, doesn't miss. this would typically be the time dave you'd hear the hustle and bustle of kids coming home from school. you only hear the sounds of the country. you barely even see much activity outside of these houses at all. sue hoke is hunkered down with her son joey admitting to us for the furst time she's afraid in her own home. >> what are you doing to protect yourself? >> i have my gun loaded and ready to go in case i have any problems. >> reporter: the police trying to deliver a message to the killer. >> in the event you are listening to this broadcast while cowering in some cool, damp hiding place, i want you to know one thing. eric, we are coming for you. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, pennsylvania. an 18-year-old female student has been missing since early last saturday morning. police released this surveillance video yesterday showing hannah graham walking past an outdoor pub.
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she's then seen running past a gas station. graham sent a text message to a friend indicating she was lost. police say there's no indication of fear in that message. her parents say they are fearing graham was a victim of foul play but police claim they don't have any substantial evidence supporting that. the scandal that rocked the veterans administration got bigger after a stung admission from a top official there. for the first time linking those controversial delays to the deaths of veterans who fought for this country. we get the latest from abc's serena marshall. >> reporter: they felt betrayed, first learning about secret waiting lists delaying veterans care for months at the v.a. >> they are at fault why my dad is dead. >> reporter: then betrayed again last month, the v.a.'s independent inspector jrnl announcing in its report none of the deaths there could be directly linked to the delays. but now a startling admission. the inspector general's office forced to admit weight times
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contributed to the deaths of the veterans. >> did it contribute to the deaths? >> yes. >> wait lists contributed to the death of veterans? >> reporter: the admission coming after intense questioning. charging the oig softened the report at the ig's request. >> reporter: the inspector general's office saying they're not clairvoyant and can't say exactly why those veterans died. but they have turned over their files to the fbi and u.s. attorneys are investigating charges. serena marshall, abc news, washington. another convicted killer has been executed in texas. the ninth one in the state this year alone. 38-year-old lisa coleman received a leethsal injection last night for the death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son after the supreme court rejected a late appeal to spare her life. the boy was tortured and starved to death a year ago, found emaciated with cigarette burns and other injuries.
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coleman is the 15th woman executed since the death penalty was reinstated. toronto mayor rob ford has cancer. it's a rare aggressive form but treatable. ford will be undergoing chemotherapy. the controversial mayor has been hospitalized since last week when a tumor was found in his abdomen. he's since dropped out for his bid for re-election, replaced by his brother. ford made headlines by admitting to drinking and using cocaine while in office. the air force is changing its rules when it comes to the phrase so help me god. all airmen taking the oath of enlistment or officer appointment used to be required to end their oath with those words. now service members can omit so help me god from their oeths if they choose. it comes after a case involving an unnamed atheist airman who could not complete his re-enlistment because he refused to say or sign a form saying so help me god. >> it's taking place effective immediately. and the paperwork, everything will be updated accordingly. an interesting point. the navy, army and marine corps
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allow their members to all omit so help me god in their oaths. >> this will spark more questions of, so we have "in god we trust" printed on our money when presidents or presidents-elect take the oath of office, they usually say so help me god, although -- or, yes. although it is not in the actual oath itself. that's something that presidential-elects and re-elects choose to do. >> an interesting phrase, interesting topic there. so gas prices, they are low. they are heading lower. $3.37 the national average a gallon. that's the lowest price for this season in foryears. gasbuddy.com says gas could fall below $3. the shale oil boom has pushed down oil prices and gas prices as well. but there's also less demand in the fall. demand for a seat on an airplane
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going up with some airports busier than others. topping the list, atlanta handling 94 million passengers last year. beijing, london, tokyo. chicago and l.a. were in fifth and sixth. a total of 6.3 billion people flew on passenger jets last year up from the year before. iphone and ipad users are downloading a new operating system. apple began rolling out ios 8 yesterday. a bug is detllaying the launch several health and fitness applications supposed to be part of the system. this update keeps users' data private even from apple and law enforcement. pizza hut is testing a low cal pizza. it's made from the same ingredients as a regular pie but the crust is slightly thinner and has a lot less toppings. pizza hut sales have been slumping. the chain needs to freshen its menu but an industry insider kind of scoffs at the idea of a
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diet pizza. >> so they are basically just cutting it in half? that's the diet form? >> but the crust is the best part. pan pizza. >> and it's like dripping in like three or four cups of oil as well. >> you like blot the pizza, the cheese at the top. >> why even bother having pizza. >> especially new york pizza. we're going to guess pizza is probably not part of the training diet for nik wallenda. >> he's getting ready to walk over the chicago river on a tight rope 50 stories above the water. it will be stretched from one of the city's marina tow wirs to another building south of the river. wallenda said he can't wait to walk in the windy city. >> it's all about the challenge. of course, winds are always a challenge. it's a wire walker's worst enemy and it's something that's the one element i can't control. >> he says his walk won't happen if winds are over 50 miles an
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hour. it will be the second highest walk of his career. it's scheduled to happen on sunday, november 2nd. longtime fans of r.e.m. know one of their songs is called night swimming. now we introduce night surfing. >> that is surfing at night an a board with built-in l.e.d. lights. the father and son team behind it call the board the night rider. pretty clever. >> doesn't speak to you but the first night rider has lights you can control with a switch. they are upgrading as they go. they'll make longer versions, even a stand-up paddleboard model. >> i would never even go out in the water at night. >> you said you've surfed a couple of times. >> i've surfed a couple of times in hawaii. i would never go in the dead of night. never. >> but because of that, how were you able to know when the wave is coming up. >> that's part of the reason. and how do you know when jaws is coming after you. >> that's part of the fun. you never know.
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what's that dangling off my foot. nothing but a 15-foot great white. looks cool. makes great video anyway. >> a for effort and creativity. scotland forever. the big vote is today. scots will decide whether or not they'll remain british or go on their own. what does all this mean for the rest of the world? and will britain still be so great? behind the scenes of some very fancy fashion shows getting glammed up isn't all that easy. we'll show you the secrets coming up next on "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by finish quantum power ball. movement. because once they've try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good wow! finish is seriously good can't believe how great it works love love love finish it's a shine that's sweeping across america. finish delivers an unbeatable clean and
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♪ they played that in church in england at the end of service. >> it's a beautiful song. >> it is. >> it could have new meaning. >> because of a historical vote across the pond that could reshape great britain as the world has known it for more than 300 years. >> voters are turning out at the polls today in scotland deciding whether or not to break away from the united kingdom. here's terry moran. >> reporter: the english monarch inside the walls of her scottish estate reminding us of a scene wandering through the castle. at a packed pub we heard first hand the passions ignited by the scottish independence referendum. that's what's an the ballot
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here. the ancient dream of the scots to have their own cannot. free from the control of the british government in london, immortalized in the movie "braveheart." >> that they may take our lives but they'll never take our freedom! >> reporter: polls show the outcome here is too close to call. famous faces weighing in. sean connery saying independence is too good to miss. the queen pleading, i hope people will think very carefully about the future. if scotland leaves, markets will be royaled. the alliance with the u.s., even the yen jack flag may have to change with the blue field representing scotland removed. this may be the last night of the united kingdom as americans have come to know it. no one knows how this vote is going to come out but there's a feeling here that scotland has found its voice and that that will change the united kingdom forever. terry moran, abc news. >> you see the celebration and
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the push forward on this. there are a lot of serious issues at play. first off, the defense of great britain. the trident missile defense system. who will have control over that and how are nuclear weapons going to be handled because most are in scotland. >> also the financial system. are they on the pound, do they have their new currency. they'll have to assume some of great britain's debt. who gets control of the golf courses? they have really nice golf courses over there. >> there's a wide range of issues to be settled in this vote. >> does this mean there will be better golf packages before or after? i just want to know. vacation time coming up. coming up, putting your best face forward. >> fashion shows kicking off around the globe, we're all wonder, what's does it really take to get those models to look so picture perfect? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continue
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with fashion shows taking place across the globe it seems like everyone is glamming up for that look. >> celebrities and fashion models are just as human as the rest of us. what does it really take to give them those million dollar looks. >> reporter: 'tis the season celebrities and supermodels are looking so particularly perfect. so what's a regular girl got to do to look red carpet ready? step one, come to this little slice of heaven. we are at a beauty bar. it's a free fashion show hot spot. this one by panasonic is fit for a queen. it's where celebrities are primped, pampered and totally transformed before striking a pose. >> orange is the new black. >> secret. >> what is this? >> it's a season three secret. here's the thing. this gets rid of the hair an your body without you having to go wax. when you wake up in the morning and take a look in the mirror, what's the first thing you think
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♪ cause it's your birthday ♪ happy birthday. preorders of apple's iphone 6 got 24 million in the first hours of their release. as many are looking to upgrade, you may want to hold on before getting rid of that old phone for the time being. >> reporter: a new phone. it's like christmas. and your old phone, yeah, you put it in a drawer somewhere never to be used again, right? but hold on. this thing is still a really powerful device. >> jennifer jolly of "usa today"
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says don't retire it. repurpose it. >> don't ever throw that old phone away. there's so much that you can do with it. >> reporter: let's start with navigation. the head-way app lets you download a road map and projects directions on to your windshield. >> want to keep tabs on your home remotely? it still has wifi access. >> you can go out and buy a $300 security camera or just usior old phone. >> reporter: the presence app fires up when there's motion and sends you alerts with pictures and video. smart. beyond burglars what about keeping tabs on your baby? the cloud baby monitor runs off any device with wifi and a camera including an iphone or old tablet. you monitor it from your new phone. >> you can do things like record video. you can turn on music so it plays a lullaby. you can talk to them. >> hello, baby. i see you. >> reporter: think about the future. lots of new devices are coming
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out for a smart home that's wifi connected. from music systems to temperature controls to lighting. all these are controlled by your phone. but what if you and your device are out of the house? what if grandma and the babysitter, what do they do? enter the old phone. this has a huge hard drive. great for a permanent music station. also keep in mind you can find similar apps that do many of the same things on android phones. don't put your old phone out to pasture. put it to work. becky worley, abc news, oakland, california. >> very good tips. >> who knew about the baby monitor. >> and also the fact you can sell it for cash as well. >> great. >> one of the uses before you just throw it in the junk drawer. >> i might upgrade from my flip phone. >> we'll push for innovative technology. >> that's the news for this hour. >> follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now" -- another hit for the nfl. one more player arrested on assault charges. the third benched just this week. team owners scrambling with damage control. >> we made a mistake. and we needed to get this right. >> pressure also growing an the league commissioner who hasn't been heard from in a week. then the dramatic moment caught on tape. what starts out as a routine traffic stop goes terribly wrong. a car smashing into the patrol car. how the state trooper is doing this morning. and the stash is back. alex trebek returns to his roots bringing back his famous facial hair. friends and foes of the facial follicles speaking out on this
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thursday morning, september 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning to you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm dan kloeffler. getting ready for the weekend almost. the big story everyone is talking about, alex trebek's mustache. the return. >> with or without? what do you think. >> i've gotten used to it without. >> me, too. >> with all things you have to be able to adjust and adapt to change. >> is this a ratings ploy? we'll get into that later this half hour. >> big headline. we want to get try to the trouble the nfl is facing. they are already three top players sidelined by allegations of abuse. now a new bombshell. >> arizona cardinals running back jonathan dwyer was arrested late yesterday on aggravated assault charges involving a woman and their 18-month-old child back in july. the team deactivated dwyer immediately. abc's ryan smith reports an the turmoil shaking up america's favorite sport. >> reporter: in a huge about-face, the minnesota
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vikings bowing to public pressure, sidelining their biggest star adrian peterson. the team said peterson would play sunday despite his indictment for allegedly beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. >> we made a mistake. and we needed to get this right. >> reporter: but as the vikings owner apologized, some of peterson's teammates rallied behind him. >> he should be able to play. he hasn't been convicted of nothing. >> reporter: then just hours later, another nfl bombshell. the carolina panthers benching one of their stars. greg hardy who was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. a neighbor calling 911. >> we need the police here now before this girl gets seriously hurt. now. >> reporter: hardy will face a new trial but he's never faced any kind of punishment from the nfl. twin announcements coming in the middle of the worst week in the history of professional football. through it aushlgs nfl commissioner roger goodell has been largely silent, virtually
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invisible. just last year "sports illustrated" named him the most powerful person in sports. >> this was a commissioner that was never shy to hold a press conference. at some point you need to show your face. you can't just hire people to make these problems go away. >> reporter: strong words from a top sponsor of the nfl. pepsi's ceo writing, as a mother and a white, say, quote, i am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players and the nfl's acknowledged mishandling of these issues is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league. still she calls roger goodell a man of integrity saying she's, quoit, confident he will do the right thing. where to do things stand in the investigation of the ray rice situation? they have yet to reach out to the atlantic city casino where ray rice assaulted his wife, nor have they reached out to local authorities. ryan smith, abc news, new york. in another case of football players behaving badly, the
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reigning heisman trophy winner is being disciplined. florida state quarterback jameis winston will sit out the first half of this saturday's game against clemson. he reportedly stood on a table and yelled a vulgar remark regarding a sex act. he apologized for the selfish act. but the university is also investigating a rape allegation brought by a fellow stoont against him in 2012. >> you know what it is about these scandals. people are sick of the double standard that people in sports, men in sports can get away with a certain something that the rest of us in the real world can't. >> there is absolutely a double standard as well. i think not only is the nfl having to re-examine itself but major league baseball as well. the hockey. nhl as well. you know, going back to the nfl, though, not to put necessarily a direct spotlight an this. in the past 14 years, 87 arrests related to domestic violence involving 80 players. >> 80 players. >> so not only has it just been a current problem, but it's been
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a problem that's happened now for almost two decades. and clearly, you know, a lot of people are talking about this. it's starting a dialogue in the cannot which is what it should be doing. we'll have to wait and see how it's going to return. >> i wouldn't mind seeing condy rice take on the nfl commissioner. >> i've heard a couple of rumbling. >> the way she runs the ship, she doesn't make herself the center of attention. she was supposed to give this big rutgers commencement speech and talk about the iraq war. she withdrew herself from that. thought she wasn't the center focus of attention. so i would like to say that. >> interesting observation there. now to our big story, the southwest bracing for what could be a catastrophe. >> what is left of tropical storm odile has been saturating that country dropping heavy rain from california down to missouri by tomorrow. but arizona in the crosshairs today. abc's brandi hitt is there. >> the remnants of odile unleashing heavy rain across the
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desert southwest and creating dangerous flash floods. >> i heard there was more rain coming in, i panicked. >> reporter: the region is being hit with back-to-back storms. first, last week with what was left of norbert leading to dozens of water rescues. now with odile, fire officials fear it would happen again. >> really less than two feet of water running can actually move a vehicle. so sometimes people don't realize what they are getting into. >> reporter: this time around, forecasters are expecting up to seven inches of record-setting rainfall. >> some spots near tucson could have more rain in the next 24 to 48 hours than they have seen all year. >> reporter: and families in arizona wasting no time filling sandbags to protect their homes. >> all around and then run it down here along this straight line. >> reporter: they can fill up with water in just a matter of minutes. we're talking a ton of rain in a short period of time. and the flooding could last through the weekend. brandi hitt, abc news, tucon.
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>> that storm will be felt halfway across the country over the next couple of days. >> accuweather meteorologist jim dickey joins us. >> we continue to track what's left of odile making its way north and east. the heaviest of the rain localized. just off to the soth and east of tucson headed into the southwestern new mexico. this rain is going to be intense here at times. watch out for significant flooding in these areas. localized amounts, 6 to 10 inches of rainfall not out of the question here as we head through the day today into friday. heavy rain spreads out into the plains. across the northeast, we keep it nice, keep it dry. just a couple of showers and a cold front moves through. that's bringing a fresh shot of cool air out of canada. winds stay light. temperatures really going to fall. looking for widespread frost as we track on through the night through the early morning. reena and dan, back to you. >> thanks, jim. the devastation from the wildfire that tore through the northern california town of weed
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is worse than initially believed. we now know that 110 homes were totally destroyed and another 90 were damaged when the fast-moving flames forced half the town to flee. and another explosive fire burning out of control east of sacramento is getting bigger by the day. 2,000 homes are in danger this morning. the fire has scorched more than 40 square miles since saturday. 2500 firefighters are on the ground but it's only 5% contained. now to the war on terror. the house is giving the green light to president obama's plan against isis. the rare bipartisan vote authorizes the training and avrmg moderate syrian rebels. the senate hopes to pass legislation today. but more than 40% of house democrats voted against the measure. they are worried that new u.s. military operations in the middle east could lead to greater involvement. the president says, though, that won't happen. >> the american forces that have been deployed to iraq do not and will not have a combat mission. they will support iraqi force s
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on the ground. >> but the president is not ruling out sending u.s. advisers to embed with iraqi forces an those front lines to identify targets for air strikes. the white house does not see those as combat troops. new this morning, australian police have carried out their nation's largest ever counterterrorism raids. about 800 officers moved in on more than a dozen properties across sydney this morning. their intelligence indicated a violent attack was being planned. separate raids in at least two other cities were carried out. wall street is liking what the federal reserve is saying. the do jones industrial average closed at a new record high after the fed signaled that interesterates will stay low. dollar also hit a six-year high. besides the news from the feds, investors were encouraged by reports that consumer prices fell last month. that's a sign that inflation is under control. now a couple of wild dash cam videos to show you. the first one happened an the side of an interstate in missouri. >> an officer pulls over a
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vehicle and asks the driver to get ot of the car. less than a minute later, another car slams into the back of this police cruiser. yeah, the driver of that third car was charged with drunk driving. the officer was the most seriously injured in that accident. and then to georgia, a bus going down the road when it was struck by a red car. the bus crosses the center line, hits a mailbox, a tree and goes straight into a home cause something serious damage there. fortunately, no students an the bus and no one was injured. unbelievable. >> incredible video. captured on dash cam. >> thankfully no one hurt in that. this next story bringing us an image of the animal house, the phrase drunk as a skunk. >> animal house because it involves a fraternity house. drunk as a skunk because, well, here it is. this is a skunk that got its head caught in a beer can.
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it was found that way this past weekend near one of the school's fraternities. >> an animal control officer was able to free that skunk without getting sprayed. >> how do you get near that animal without getting sprayed? >> i also didn't know that skunks prefer miller light. >> maybe it's an nfl protest. >> that could very well be. that's a great, great picture. coming up in the mix, a love story that has millions talking about the couple that died 700 years ago. >> plus, brush on this. the little surprises in your toothpaste that you thought were good for you. how microbeads are just about the last thing brushing into your gum line and the damage doesn't stop there. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by li sol disinfectant spray.
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♪ brush, brush, brush brush, brush, brush ♪ i'm outing you on national television. you are always very good about brushing your teeth before the show. >> i figured you probably don't know what i had for dinner.
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it's a common courtesy. >> you have great teeth. >> thank you very much. >> from the time we were very old enough to hold a toothbrush we've been told to brush, brush, brush, just like that song. >> you may not know what's inside the toothpath. would you believe it's bits of plastic that can lead to problems? here's gio benitez. >> reporter: a major toothpaste manufacturer says it's making a change to some of its famous paste. crest. this dental hygienist started blogging a few months ago about something strange she noticed in patient mouths. >> when i clean people's gums, a lot of times when the water is flushing around we'd see a speck and it would be blue. >> reporter: trish has been cleaning teeth for 22 years. now she's speaking out about microbeads in toothpaste. plastic specks made of polyeths lean. the same material used to make plastic bottles. used for color in some
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toothpaste which is aprude by the fda. she took this picture of the specks in her own mouth. >> to find out there was something in our toothpaste there for decoration was very disappointing. >> reporter: we asked her patient to brush with the toothpaste with microbeads and rinse. sure enough, during the cleaning, trish found some. >> can you see that little blue spot? >> i didn't know there was plastic in it. >> reporter: most of the toothpaste using polyeths lean as an ingredient. they are also used in some facial scrubs and personal care products. they've made headlines for their possible impact an the environment. they run into our lakes and oceans and don't degrade. illinois is banning the informationer and sale of products containing microbeads by 2018. other states are considering similar bans. some dentists, including the dentist trish works with, have concerns that anything foreign under the gumline could lead to problems. >> any little particles, collects more plaque, more
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bacteria. >> reporter: proctor & gamble, the maker of crest, says the microbeads are completely safe, fda approved food additives used for color and they say years of clinical research show no evidence of particles persisting underneath the gumline or causing harm. the fda says it's not immediately aware of any safety issues with this product. even so, the makers of crest say they will remove microbeads from crest toothpaste because of a growing consumer preference. most will be microbead-free by next spring and all by march of 2016. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> i had no idea. >> neither did i. these are the kinds of reports that -- is there anything we use these days? do we know what we're putting in our mouth any time? >> oh, boy. >> obviously look at the labels. i'm glad there's legislation in place for this. coming up also, what's alex trebek's new look about?
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he's sporting facial fuzz. it's been 13 years but is his newfound mustache in jeopardy? go ahead. >> this half hour -- next half hour, buying a new used car without getting taken for a ride. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues
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"jeopardy" fans got a big throwback monday night. alex trebek kicking off the show's 31st season. it's a trebek we haven't seen in 13 years with a mustache. whether or not he keeps it is up to you. here's abc's nick watt. >> the host of "jeopardy," alex trebek. >> reporter: alec trebek ushered in season 31. >> because i had nothing to do, i regrew this.
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>> reporter: his stache is back. it's raising eyebrows and dividing opinion. battling hashtags. >> come clean from the anti-bristle brigade. >> welcome. >> reporter: from episode one. >> "jeopardy." >> trebek has sported a soup strainer but that was back in the day when every man had a badger an his lip. reynolds, selleck, billy dean, 50% of the village people. then lip luggage became a figure of fun for comical foreigners like borat. now hipsters andy, odd celebrity sighting have brought lip fuzz back into a man's range of acceptable facial fur options. trebek says he'll shave or not based on audience reaction. personally, i vote he also brings back the mullet from high rollers back in the late '70s. nick watt, abc news, los
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♪ thursday morning "mix." if you were in abilene, texas, you might have gotten a free meal if you were in line at a chick-fil-a. here's what happened. one very generous customer decided to pay it forward not once, not twice, but several times paying, in fact, $1,000. >> what? >> yeah, for everyone in the chick-fil-a drive-through line. he basingally said inn identified. he goes by the name john with $1,000 to burn at a chick-fil-a. he wanted to make everyone's monday a little better. in fact, one woman cried because of the free meal. she said she had a really rough day. there you go. >> pay it forward. hopefully they do something. >> nice job, john. >> paying it forward. there was an excavation done in england. they found the bodies of skelical remains of a couple
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from 700 years ago. take a look. you may not be able to tell but this couple, they were holding hands. >> wow. >> they took their love to the grave. this was done in the lost chapel of st. morel. and the eternal lovers were among several other skeletons found at the site. they to believe date back to the 14th century. >> as one of our producers pointed out, do you want to be dug up 700 years later? i guess it shows your undying love for someone. >> if it means i'd be on "world news now," yes. feel free to -- what do they call it, carbon dating. also on this thursday morning, times square. if you've been to new york city, there are a lot of people that go to times square dressed like elmo, cookie monster. >> naked cowboy. >> not dressed. >> there's a lot of these costume characters down there. sometimes they get into trouble, including this one. not a good day for elmo when a
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37-year-old elmo got cuffed. apparently this woman dressed up at elmo greeting tourists demanded the tourists tip her, give her money. >> and they took her in. >> so they took her in. so, you know, it is -- always a slightly unnerving sight when you see one of these knock-off characters -- >> it's unnerving sight when elmo's head comes off in the middle of times square. >> that's not really what elmo looks like, kids. >> oh, boy. i love girl power. and there's a homecoming queen. >> isn't it incredible? >> the homecoming queen in minnesota who is doubling as a superstar on the football field. take a look at her. sfan-year-old mary kate smith will be changing out of her gown because she's homecoming queen and then take it to the field. she's an incredible kicker a ee apparently. all but one of her extra point kicks have been made. >> i love it.
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this morning on "world news now" -- target isis. the mission to combat the islamic state terrorist takes its next step. congress voting to arm rebels in the fight as the president stands firm on no ground troops. desert deluge. the southwest getting hit hard with monster rains and flash floods. the remnants of odile threatening much of the county, completely drenched from california through the midwest by next week. the question is who is getting hit hardest. holy rollers. vice president biden with his pals. these nuns on a bus. so what's he up to? and could this joy ride mean he's making a run for the white house? we'll take you to iowa for all the fun and a little work, too. she's a wheel winner. the maryland math teacher who pulled off an extremely rare feat coming away with "wheel of fortune's" million dollar grand
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prize. only two other contestants have ever done that. now she can buy all the vowels she wants. it is thursday, september 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that reaction. $1 million. good morning. i'm dan kloeffler. >> i'm reena ninan. i thought about what i would do then realized it would never happen. >> we'll worry about that problem when it actually occurs. >> we're going to begin with the house vote to train and equip syrian rebels to fight isis. >> while the vote was bipartisan, it was highly unanimous. more than 40% of house democrats voted against it worried it will lead to u.s. combat troops in the middle east. >> karen travers reports the president has addressed that concern. >> reporter: president obama emphasized again american forces will not have a combat mission in the fight against isis. >> i will not commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in iraq.
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>> reporter: in a packed gym at mcdill air force base in florida, the president told troops that the u.s. cannot wage the iraqis' battle against the extremist group that's taken hold of large swath of the northern part of that country. >> this is not and will not be america's fight alone. >> reporter: president obama received a briefing on isis from top military officials after the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff seemed to open the door to more u.s. involvement in iraq if air strikes are not enough. >> if we reach the point where i believe our advisers should accompany iraq troops on attacks against specific isil targets, i'll recommend that to the president. >> reporter: right now the 1,700 u.s. troops in iraq are at a command center in the northern city of erbil or u.s. facilities in baghdad. adding american military to iraqi embeds would be a significant step, one that's not being ruled out by the administration. secretary of state john kerry was on capitol hill trying to make the case that the u.s. is pulling together a coalition of
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international partners to fight isis. >> the question that foreign leaders were asking me was not whether they should join the coalition but how they can help. >> reporter: iraq's prime minister said he'll not ask for or allow foreign troops to be stationed in iraq. he said the u.s. and international partners will help with air strikes, but there will not be a blank check for attacks. dan, reena? now to the latest bombshell in the v.a. scandal. for the first time, a senior veterans affairs official acknowledged lengthy delays contributed to the deaths of veterans. the admission from an employee of the v.a. inspector generals office came during a house hearing yesterday conflict with the report last month that found none of the deaths could be directly linked to the delays. >> did it contribute to the death? >> yes. >> wait list contributed to the deaths of veterans? >> yes. >> as many as 40 veterans may have died while waiting for appointments. the doctor who first exposed the waiting list at the phoenix v.a. called the report a whitewash saying confusing language was deliberately added to protect
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v.a. officials. across the southwest, a lot of people will be looking nervously at the sky as the threat of flash flooding is growing. >> rain has already started falling across much of arizona with ominous clouds like these over phoenix valley. dry riverbeds are filled with rushing water. some roadways have already flooded. heavy rain is expected to fall through tomorrow. >> several areas in the desert southwest are on track to break records before the month is out. >> accuweather meteorologist jim dickey is monitoring the storm. good morning, jim. >> we continue to track what's left of odile. it continues to bring heavy rainfall to portions of arizona and new mexico. see this area of brighter colors looking at our satellite imagery. when you see these brighter colors that's cooler, taller cloud tops and an area of intense rainfall. very much localized where you get that heavy rain, it's going to come down in buckets. as much as 6 to 10 inches in some locations here. this spreading into new mexico as we head through the day. reena and dan, back to you.
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>> thanks, jim. schools in the poconos are closed for a second straight day as new details emerge about the man accused of opening fire on two pennsylvania state troopers. 31-year-old eric frein shaved his head into a mohawk in preparation for the deadly ambush outside a state police barracks. frein spent years re-enacting history with a military simulation group. and police say in his current frame of mind, he may be assuming the role of a soldier. as the manhunt continues, a funeral is being held this morning for the trooper who was killed. vice president joe biden is downplaying talk of a 2016 presidential run, even as he is visiting the state of iowa. and what a unique visit it was on wednesday. abc's shushannah walshe was there. >> reporter: vice president joe biden hitched his wagon to a rolling nunnery wednesday in the presidential testing grounds of iowa. >> i was asked by the press why am i going out with nuns on the bus? i said because they're nuns.
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it's a simple proposition. you are looking at a kid who had 12 years of catholic education. >> reporter: they kicked off their ten-state, 36-city tour of the country spreading their message of social change. >> the nuns on the bus fought like the devil for health care. >> reporter: the trip to the first caucus state was just three days after hillary clinton headlined the harkin steak fry, a must stop for any democratic presidential contender. biden hasn't ruled out a 2016 bid. but for this crowd, despite coming out to see the vp, they were all in for hillary. >> i'm for hillary. if hillary jumps out, i'll be for joe. he's number two. >> i'm very supportive of what she is doing for women in the political world. >> this may look more like a rock star bus than a rolling convent, but this is where the nuns on the bus will spend the next 5,200 miles, crossing the country and getting voters registered while they preach their message of social justice.
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>> pope francis says we've got to engage in the issue of politics because the gospel sends us into the streets to care for the least. those who are most left out of our society. >> why are the nuns gaga for the vice president? >> i have a hunch the nuns are gaga for the vice president, but i can tell you for sure the vice president is gaga for the nuns. >> reporter: the sisters say when it comes to the topics of presidential politics, well, they are just focused on 2014. in des moines, iowa, shushannah walshe, abc news. >> this coming on the heels that hillary clinton was out there this weekend for tom harkin's steak fry. >> i like how the nuns were trying to stay neutral focusing on 2014. >> a lot of work ahead in a couple of months. in scotland, voters there are casting their ballots in the most important referendum that country has ever held. they are voting yes or no to the question, should scotland be an independent country? it's been part of great britain and overshadowed by england since 1707.
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the latest polls say it's too close to call but this could be the last day of great britain as we know it. >> what's so fascinating, people wonder all across the pond what could happen? a lot could affect america, particularly in defense. >> we were talking about this earlier on. great britain's nuclear arsenal is in scotland and the question is, what happens then? who will be able to protect, who will be able to store and maintain those kinds of weapons? that's one of the questions there. also, scotland would maintain control of the oil which is a huge energy and revenue producer. >> because it's on their land. and then also currency. people wonder if it could really throw off wall street. they wonder if they break away, would it be the pound, the euro? how would that affect the currency. europe is already shaky ground when it comes to financial territory. >> we shall have to see how that vote will turn out. moving on to man's best friend taking quite a leap of faith with his owner.
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the dog's name, this is riley. a nearly 4-year-old dachshund mix whose owner just took him for his first sky dive. >> riley's owner, nathan from san francisco, designed the custom tandem harness. it let riley come along for the ride. he got the idea to bring riley along from a jump after he once tried to follow him into the plane. >> when nathan claims riley seems to enjoy the 13,000-foot plunge especially while they were floating down after the chute was deployed. which is generally how you best float back down to earth. >> don't let him come down. come on. come on. we're okay. we're save. >> would you jump -- >> i wouldn't jump. i don't think riley necessarily wants to jump out either. >> i don't know how keen i am on this story. he's back on ground and let's just keep him there from now on. >> you know who loves to jump? george h.w. bush. 92, 90? >> yes. inspiring man. coming up in "the skinny," the latest details on george clooney's upcoming wedding. speaking of georges.
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nothing more exciting than slipping behind the wheel of a driver's seat of a new car. even a new used car. >> traditionally the process of buying that car has been anything but exciting. abc's paula faris now with the tips on buying a used car without getting taken for a ride. >> reporter: maria and cedric in atlanta have a full house. four young kids going in four different directions. and only one car to get them there. >> buckle up. >> 150,000 miles. >> we use it. we drive everywhere. >> reporter: they are in the market for a safe used car but don't want to get taken for a spin. >> buying a car was one of the most stressful experiences ever. i've been putting it off for a long time because i just hate the idea of it. >> reporter: expert tricia whitlock says consumers can put the brakes on the stress. tip one, find out what others are paying for the exact same car, new or used, using apps like truecar.
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and use it to negotiate. >> this is something i can actually show to the salesman and say the guy across the street has it for this much? >> sure, it's another negotiation. >> leverage. >> reporter: tip two, know when to buy. saturday, the worst day of the week. and end of the month is best. >> the end of the month when the sales guys will be hitting their quotas. >> reporter: and tip three, consider a revolutionary approach. avoid the middleman and save thousands on a used vehicle. buying at an online dealership like carvana. because they've done a thorough inspection even down to those dings, there are no surprises. >> no stress. no pressure. this is nice. >> reporter: if the smiths use these tips, they could potentially save thousands and get back in the fast lane of family life. paula faris, abc news, atlanta. >> wow. but do you know that estate sales are a really good way to buy a car because a lot of times they are older people who may
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have sort of used these cars in their sunset years, not really driven a lot. daily commutes to work. >> oftentimes if there's family involved, they don't want to take an all those goods. the problem with that is often times there isn't a consumer protection. may not be a warranty with the vehicle so that can be something to keep an eye out for. when you are buying a used car, do your research. do a carfax report to find out if it's been in any accident. czech the -- check the value on blue book or edmunds to see what a fair price would be out there. when we come back, the latest controversy swirling around beyonce. did she photoshop a thigh gap into her latest picture? we'll let you be the judge. >> then we'll explain what thigh gap is if you don't know what it is. and we're finding out about french actor gerard depardieu that surprised us all this morning. that's straight ahead in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny." topping the headlines, yet another alleged photoshop scandal. >> we want to say alleged because we don't know for sure. but take a look. this is beyonce posting this photo on her tumblr page. take a very close look. celebrating her 33rd birthday on a private yacht. some are accusing her of digitally enhancing that thigh gap.
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thigh gap is that space between your thighs. you can see there's a scar that's been a little crooked. >> what? i'm not so sure i see it. comments are heating up on the twitterverse. one angry fan asking, why promote yourself in your videos if you are clearly lying about yourself? >> i'm going to move right past that story. i don't want to believe a word of it. >> i can't believe it. >> details about george clooney's upcoming wedding in venice. >> the happy couple is sticking to some old-fashioned traditions. "us weekly" reporting the parents of his fiance are paying for most of the wedding. >> really? >> tmz reporting that george is having 50 cases of his own brand of tequila flown in to italy from los angeles. the expected lavish affair will take place a week from saturday. >> is it really going to take place a week from saturday? i can't believe they're so open about the date. >> i imagine it's going to happen this saturday and then everyone is going to like -- pictures are going to come out and everyone will get their thigh gaps photoshopped into those pictures.
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>> i'm so glad you could possibly be our new thigh gap correspondent. so glad the tequila is being flown in. >> everything is going to be great. it's going to be the wedding we thought would never happen. it's going to be the i dos heard around the world. speaking of actors, we're also finding out about a secret from french actor gerard depardieu. >> depardieu. however you say it, the 65-year-old telling a british film magazine he downs up to 14 bottles of wine a day. >> what? >> yeah, he says he starts tipping back the drinks as early as 10:00 a.m. wow. >> while he admits he can't drink like a normal person, depardieu says no matter how much he drinks, he's always able to hold it together. really? after 14 bottles? are you serious? i don't know anyone that can hold that together. >> sounds like a challenge to me.
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>> try anchoring a newscast after that. >> he was banned from a flight for urinating in the aisle. >> yeah, clearly able to hold it all together. barely able to hold it together a math teacher from silver spring, maryland, joining an exclusive club. >> sarah manchester is the third contestant ever to win the $1 million grand prize on "wheel of fortune." last night's hotly contested game, she solved the winning puzzle "loud laughter." >> the episode taped earlier this year to kick off teachers week. the premiere of the show's 32nd season. >> i love that it was a teacher. look at her with her kids. i think that's incredible. >> that is amazing. >> you know, because she's a teacher, she's going to do something very generous, very smart with that money. she's not going to go out and get like photoshopped thigh gaps or anything like that. >> no way. it brings back painful memories of when i tried to play wheel of fortune board game and i just bombed miserably. i couldn't even get like happy
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birthday. >> annual celebration where only you get to take part in, right? >> there you go. >> not going to happen.
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hello. >> cheeseburger, cheeseburger, two pepsi, one cheese. >> four cheeseburger. >> cheeseburger, cheeseburger. >> cheeseburger, cheeseburger. >> mm, cheeseburger. >> 36 years since that iconic "snl" skit featuring john belushi. it holds true today. who doesn't love a nice juicy cheeseburger. >> except vegetarians, of course. but we're all fans today of national cheeseburger day. this is a vegetarian cheeseburger. >> it's been a part of the cultural ethos for years. commercials like these. the big mac from mcdonald's and, of course -- ♪ two all-beef patties special sauce ♪ ♪ lettuce, cheese pickles, onions ♪
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>> we asked our fans on facebook where they like to get their favorite burgers. their response actually surprised us. not a lot of responses for the traditional big three like mcdonald's, burger king and wendy's, but a lot of votes for whataburger, in and out and some preferring to cook them at home. good idea. >> i'm surprised by that. the in and out burger always gets so much attention. and everyone in california is going to hate me for saying this. it's okay. it's not the best burger in the world. >> why do you feel that way? >> i think there's a lot of other options. you come to new york. shake shack. wait in line for an hour and a half. getting a thumbs up. >> shake shack. >> what we don't have here is white castle. have you ever had white castle? >> no, but i did see the movie. >> there's a movie? >> yes. >> is it about the fast food joint? >> kind of. harold and kumar. thank you.
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>> the sliders at 3:00 in the morning, when you're -- have been out for a couple of hours, are fantastic. >> i just noticed a big fish burger. that doesn't qualify as a cheeseburger. >> fish trying to swim in and take its day today. a lot of options here. the whopper, the bk. >> yeah. >> what's interesting, we as americans eat 50 billion burgers a year. >> that's incredible. >> that's three burgers a week for every man, woman and child. >> i'm going to eat mine. >> or it could be veggie burgers. the world's largest burger a few years ago in minnesota, 2,014 pounds. >> the most expensive cheeseburger served out of a food truck enshrined in a gold leaf and was wrapped in three $100 bills. >> nice. >> happy cheeseburger day.
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